$108 – Forest of Dean hunting lodge stay w/perks, save 49%

The Speech House Hotel
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Overnight breaks at a former royal hunting lodge in the Forest of Dean are now less than $55 per person. This offer from The Speech House Hotel -- built in the 17th century for King Charles II -- saves up to 49% on the usual price.

What's Included

  • Overnight accommodation in a Superior Main House Double or Courtyard Four Poster room, with full English breakfast, for two
  • A cream tea (worth $10 per person) or a bottle of house wine (worth $28) -- choose on check-in
  • Late checkout until 12pm (worth $25)
  • It's $204 for a 2­-night package, with the second night on B&B

"Lovely hotel with great access to the lovely Forest of Dean. We have stayed at this hotel before and it has a lot of history attached to it. Lovely spacious rooms, nice restaurants and a lovely garden. Friendly and helpful staff."
Jul 11, 2019 - Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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Why We Love This Hotel

  • This hotel is in rural Gloucestershire, in the centre of one of England's oldest oak forests
  • Dining options include The Orangery, which serves traditional pub food, and a formal restaurant
  • It's five miles from the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and 13 miles from the famous Tintern Abbey ruins 
  • Symonds Yat Rock, where you can take in views of the River Wye from 120 metres up, is 10 minutes' drive away
  • The property can offer discounts on local bike hire for exploring the surrounding forest cycle paths


With wall-mounted stag heads, oak-beamed ceilings and a weathered yellow-stone exterior, The Speech House Hotel's origin as a hunting lodge for King Charles II is clear throughout.

It's in the Forest of Dean, which is said to have inspired JRR Tolkien's Middle Earth and also featured in "Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows". Symonds Yat Rock, 20 minutes' drive away in the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has views of the River Wye from 120 metres up, and is popular with hikers and birdwatchers (peregrine falcons nest on the surrounding cliffs).

You can hire kayaks and Canadian canoes for a paddle on the River Wye at the Monmouth Canoe and Activity Centre, which is 20 minutes' drive away, or take a ride on the Dean Forest Railway, which operates steam and diesel trains from Lydney to Parkend; Norchard station, which also has a museum, is around 10 minutes' drive from the hotel.

The ruins of Goodrich Castle, a Norman fortress with great views from the battlements, and Tintern Abbey -- the inspiration for Wordsworth's famous poem -- are both within 25 minutes' drive of the hotel, as is Kymin Hill, which features a charming 18th-century round house and naval temple overlooking Monmouth and the Wye Valley.

The Orangery and bar serves light lunches, fresh coffee and traditional pub food. The restaurant has been a court for the local Verderers (who meet four times a year to discuss the protection of the forest) since 1696, and it serves an à la carte menu and homemade desserts. Wi-Fi is free in public areas. Courtyard rooms are in external buildings behind the main house.



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Bike rental
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Internet access


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 10am.

Children and additional guests: Extra beds are not available.
Crib/Pack 'n Play not available.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at £10 per pet per night.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

Please contact the hotel before booking to confirm the availability

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Up to 49% off

$108 / night


When You Can Go

Sun-Thu 15 Jul-17 Oct; +$14 Fri-Sat

Getting There

Parking is free. The hotel is 15 minutes' drive from the A48. The nearest railway station is Lydney, which is 15 minutes' drive away (£18-20 each way in a taxi). Lydney has services to Cardiff, Cheltenham and London via Gloucester.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(359 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Tauber Hands Ltd T/a The Speech House Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Lovely hotel with great access to the lovely Forest of Dean. We have stayed at this hotel before and it has a lot of history attached to it. Lovely spacious rooms, nice restaurants and a lovely garden. Friendly and helpful staff.
KAREN Jul 11, 2019 Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Loverly hotel in a great location
Other Comments
If you have a dog take it with you it will be welcomed and it will love all the amazing walks adjacent to the hotel.
Stephen Jul 10, 2019 Ipswich, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Good location for exploring the area. The hotel is sited right on a fairly busy road but we did not find it intrusive. If you are in the main hotel and in one of the rooms 6-15 you have 40 stairs to climb
Other Comments
Staff helpful- food good
annette Jul 08, 2019 Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent professional staff with great customer service. Really loved that it was dog friendly and a great secure beer garden at the back. It's also fantastic for walks as you step out of the front door and you're spoilt for choice!
Amanda Jul 06, 2019 Caerphilly, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent value for money in an excellent hotel. Thanks
Ian Jul 06, 2019 Bolton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Luvley people- everyone wanted to help
WALLY Jul 05, 2019 LEAMINGTON SPA, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great location, friendly staff, good menu. It can be a little bit noisy if there's a wedding but it didn't spoil our enjoyment
Debbie Jul 02, 2019 Redruth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent service, staff couldn't be more helpful. Food excellent. Very comfortable bed.
Ms KR Jun 24, 2019 Cardiff, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Really enjoyed our stay here. The food in the Orangery was excellent and although the hotel seemed busy with private groups the service was efficient and very friendly.
Other Comments
Beautiful surroundings- recommend the sculpture trail which you can start directly opposite the hotel via a footpath. Be careful crossing the road though as quite busy and cars combining over the brow of the hill can’t see you - I nearly got run down by someone travelling far too fast. But it is a lovely walk!
Kathy Jun 22, 2019 Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely location in the forest with nearby walks. Good choice of food at breakfast, both hot and cold. Staff were hit and miss, friendly waitress in the bar for evening food, waiter at breakfast also good but other members of the team not so customer aware. Rooms not our style, but clean and perfectly comfortable.
mary Jun 21, 2019 Church Stretton, United Kingdom

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